Thursday, May 7, 2015

MY LIFE | NY1 Internship Experience


If you're a broadcast journalism student looking for an internship in NYC, I highly recommend NY1 News. I spent 10 weeks with the living unit at NY1 (arts/entertainment/lifestyle features) and it was such a great experience. I've done a bunch of internships in the past, and this is definitely one of the best. It was very hands-on and everyone was incredibly encouraging and supportive. You have the opportunity to try different things and meet people from other departments.

Take a look into my NY1 internship experience:


 Parenting reporter Shelley Goldberg with actor/author Henry Winkler

 I got to experience New York Fashion Week for the first time and it was pretty cool. I went to Monique Lhuillier, Vivienne Tam, Eckhaus Latta and Tommy Hilfiger


 Some of my fave shoots were with theatre reporter Frank DiLella. It was amazing to learn from him and see how he works. A few of the show previews I checked out: It Shoulda Been You, Something Rotten!, Airline Highway, Skylight, The Visit, and The Way We Get By


 Another amazing lady: Cheryl Wills. She gave me some great advice about being a young journalist and how to make an impression in the industry.


Spent some time in the control room - where the magic happens!



 Another highlight: having breakfast with the Swiss Ambassador and Broadway legends Chita Rivera and Roger Rees, who are currently starring in The Visit.

 Also had some fun moments on location with arts reporter Stephanie Simon - one involved hanging out in the Macy's store window displays.

Below: at a shoot for Tartan Week, learning all about Scottish heritage!

It Shoulda Been You opening night!

Some Tribeca Film Festival fun with George Whipple & the Monty Python gang

 Ended with a bang: interviewed Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski, stars of The Way We Get By

Have internship questions? I'd be happy to chat more! Give me a shout :)

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Monday, May 4, 2015

THEATRE | The Way We Get By


On my last day at my internship with NY1, I checked out a press preview of The Way We Get By, a new off-Broadway play starring Thomas Sadoski and Amanda Seyfried.

The story follows two main characters, Doug and Beth, after a drunken wedding reception. The awkwardness of "the morning after" right up on stage for your enjoyment, sounds pretty great doesn't it?

We even shared some laughs.



The two of them are incredibly sweet and have such chemistry. I'm excited to see them on stage together!

More info on the play HERE.

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Thursday, April 30, 2015

MY LIFE | A pretty awesome April


Every week living here in NYC seriously goes by so fast. I can't believe April is already over. From school and film shoots to getting grillz and eating so much food, this month was full of pleasant surprises. Take a look:

 I got to try out my teaching chops! I was invited to guest lecture at a marketing/branding class for high school students through NYU's School of Professional Studies. 


LEFT: Discovered a new speakeasy on campus: Old Rabbit Club | RIGHT: National Pillow Fight Day in Washington Square Park

 Smorgasburg! Full post HERE

Monday, April 27, 2015

UPCOMING | INLAND


Heads up Toronto! This weekend, head over to 99 Sudbury St. for a shopping event that supports Canadian designers - 80 of them! I love the concept of INLAND because there's so much cool stuff coming out of Canada, everyone needs to show them some love.

I've rounded up some of my top picks from some pretty awesome companies - check it out:


Sunday, April 26, 2015

EVENT | New York TechDay 2015


NY TechDay was bumpin'.

I arrived around noon and the line was insane (see photo above). I attended the fourth annual event at Pier 92 in Manhattan to produce a video for a class at NYU, so I was in and out pretty quick - I wish I could've stayed longer though because it was jam-packed. I was definitely overwhelmed by the amount of start-ups and the amount of cool people to talk to.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The comeback of grillz


I've always had a thing for grillz. Don't ask me why, but it's just been a thing. You may remember, this was me from Halloween:


So naturally, I wanted to explore the grillz culture here in New York City. I did a project on it for a class at NYU and here's how it turned out:

The comeback of grillz from Pavement Pieces on Vimeo.

Friday, April 24, 2015

EVENT | 7th Annual Shorty Awards


I got to attend this year's Shorty Awards and it was unlike any other event I've ever been to. The Shorty Awards honors the best people and organizations on social media in a huge variety of categories, from best Viners and YouTube musicians to favorite bloggers and activists. It was so cool to be surrounded by so many fellow social media addicts, especially ones who I've been following for so long.

The show was hosted by SNL funny gal Rachel Dratch and featured lots of presenters, including Kevin Jonas, Tyler Oakley, Bella Thorne and even Bill Nye. Highlight of the night, Bill Nye dancing on stage.

Here are just a few of the night's big winners:
Comedian: Hannibal Buress
Journalist: Wesley Lowery
Snapchatter: Jerome Jarre
Teen Hero: Malala Fund
Vine Comedian presented by HBO's Silicon Valley: Brandon Bowen
Podcast: Serial
DIY: Bethany Mota
Vine Musician: Shawn Mendes
YouTube Comedian: Jenna Marbles
Emoji: Poop face
For full list of winners, click HERE.

At the end of the show, the entire audience got to go home with selfie sticks! Rachel Dratch was like the Shorty Awards version of Oprah. You get a selfie stick, you get a selfie stick!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

THEATRE | It Shoulda Been You Opening Night

Image via Facebook
It was a busy month of Broadway show openings for NY1 theater reporter Frank DiLella and I was happy that I got to go along to one of his shoots - the opening night of the comical wedding musical It Shoulda Been You.

I also went to the press preview for the show too, so I knew a lot more about it beforehand, but it was cool to be at the official opening night party at the beautiful Edison Ballroom. I helped out with some social media stuff at the event and experimented with Periscope, the new livestreaming app that's all the rage. (Neil Patrick Harris was in my first-ever Periscope livestream, nbd)

 One of the guests: Tituss Burgess (from the hilarious series 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt')

NPH was there supporting his husband David Burtka - sigh, they are the cutest couple.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FOOD | Smorgasburg is BACK!


I love food. So it's no surprise that a food festival would be right up my alley. I have no idea why it took me so long, but I FINALLY got out to Smorgasburg, after hearing rave reviews. I went to the Brooklyn Bridge Park location (there are two, the other one is in Williamsburg) during it's opening weekend and it was a beautiful (but windy!) day to spend outdoors.

 Such a lovely view.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

EVENT | Tartan Week NYC


I've never been so immersed in Scottish culture than I had about a week ago. First off, I stumbled upon some fun folks promoting a show called Outlander, which apparently is a huge Game of Thrones-type hit. Complete with bagpipes and kilts, they were strolling around Union Square inviting people to a premiere event. Sadly I wasn't able to make it.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MY LIFE | March Madness

Danny Clinch photography exhibit at Milk Studios
So March was pretty cray. School kept me busy as per usual, but there was also some cool internship stuff and fun events! Here's a recap of what went down this month:


Yes, still had snow. Pretty though!


 Co-anchored a weekly newscast!